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29-05-2016 23:04

Sunday Music Show

Aid Kid, photo: archive of Aid Kid

Aid Kid – Young electronica artist needs no support on lauded debut

29-05-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Prague student Ondřej Mikula made a big critical splash last year with his self-released debut under the name Aid Kid. The eponymous LP features cool electronica that moves smoothly between driving beats and the chill-out zone and places the young artist firmly in the ones to watch bracket.   More

SoundCzech

Photo: Kristýna Maková

A Night Out on the Town

28-05-2016 02:01 | Clare Profous

Hello and welcome to a new edition of SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn Czech phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today we will be learning words and phrases related to a night out on the town. The song we will be listening to is “Hospoda U Mámy”, or “The Pub at Mother’s Place”, sung by Jaromír Nohavica.   More

My Prague

Malostranská Beseda, photo: Jiří Roun, fotokartmen.cz

My Prague – Steve Gove

28-05-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Steve Gove is the founder and director of the Prague Fringe festival, which has just got underway in the Czech capital for the 15th time. The Scot has been living in the city since 1997 and is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to “his Prague”. Our tour begins at Malostranská Beseda, an historic venue on the main square in the Lesser Quarter that has been the hub of Prague Fringe since the building’s extensive renovation in the 2000s.   More

Arts

Zlín Film Festival, photo: CTK

56th Zlín Film Festival highlights the best in film for children and youth

27-05-2016 16:25 | Jan Velinger

The Zlín Film Festival, an international festival for Children and Youth gets underway this Friday. Over the next eight days, festival-goers will be able to choose from hundreds of screenings of some of the very best films for children and teens.   More

Current Affairs

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Surveys consistently reveal most Czechs favour ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants

27-05-2016 14:54 | Jan Velinger

Surveys have repeatedly shown that a majority in the Czech Republic would favour of a ban on smoking in the country’s pubs and restaurants. Polling agency Ipsos, together with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, has long mapped how...  More

Jerusalem Days organisers’ say festival is bridge between cultures

27-05-2016 14:54 | Ruth Fraňková

The annual Days of Jerusalem in Prague festival is currently under way in the Czech capital. Established four years ago with the support of Prague and Jerusalem city councils, it offers a selection of dance, music, visual and culinary arts from the various...  More

Marketplace

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Czech Green groups say lawmakers preparing to sacrifice arable land for development

25-05-2016 13:28 | Chris Johnstone

In the words of Mark Twain, you should buy up land because they ain’t producing it any more. One might quibble with the accuracy of that statement then and now, because as the Dutch have amply proved land can be reclaimed. But the message, especially for the landlocked Czech Republic, holds good.   More

Sports News

Pavel Vrba, photo: CTK

Sports News

23-05-2016 13:33 | Ian Willoughby

In Sports News this Monday: Footballers assemble ahead of Euro 2016 – Vrba looks forward to rare period of prolonged training; champions Plzeň to replace boss Krejčí with Pivarník; Hradec Králové and Karviná win promotion; Czech swimmers leave London empty-handed; and Šafářová and Kvitová advance to second round at Roland Garros.  More

Sunday Music Show

'Balada pro Banditu', photo: Barrandov Film Studios

Folk musical about robber bandit steals Czech hearts

22-05-2016 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Hello and welcome to Radio Prague with me Ruth Fraňková. In today’s Sunday Music Show we look at a famous Czech musical film called Balada pro Banditu or Ballad for a Bandit. Shot in 1978, the “folk musical” about the famous Carpathian outlaw features...  More

Czech Books

Miloslav Disman, photo: Václav Flegl / Czech Radio

Recording the Past: Miloslav Disman’s Prague Speaks

21-05-2016 02:01 | Rosie Johnston

One of the familiar voices that will forever be associated with Czechoslovak Radio belongs to Miloslav Disman, who worked here between 1930 and 1973, and who changed the style of radio broadcasting in this country, with such informal programmes as Okénko (which you just heard a snippet of), and through a radio children’s ensemble, which bears his name to this day.   More

Travel Tip

Czech Canada, photo: Atriplexmedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Czech Canada - a vast, barren landscape in miniature

21-05-2016 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Czech Canada is the name of an area in south-eastern Bohemia within the Jindřichův Hradec region. Spanning around 250 square kilometres, it is characterized by a terrain of gently rolling hills, pine forests, and an atmosphere of infinite vastness and...  More

Mailbox

Ruth Francken, photo: Pantalaskas, CC BY-SA 3.0

Mailbox

21-05-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Today in Mailbox: The young Czech author Kateřina Tučková, comments on the proposed new name of the country, Radio Prague's 2016 QSL cards, mystery Czech quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Jane E. Vsetula, Robert Tománek, Hans Verner Lollike, Li Ming, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Radhakrishna Pillai.   More

Panorama

Photo: Πίβο microbrewery Facebook page

Pivο: Brewing it Czech style in divided Nicosia

19-05-2016 15:56 | Alexis Rosenzweig

Sunday’s parliamentary elections, ongoing negotiations over a reunification of the divided island – and maybe football: these are some of the main topics discussed in the garden of the Pivo "πίβο" Microbrewery, recently opened in the heart of Nicosia,...  More

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